Mabie Forest, Dumfries


A beautiful forest park just to the south of Dumfries. Mabie Forest Park Offers spectacular views across the Dumfries and Galloway countryside and over to the Solway Firth.

The Forest Park has something for everyone.

There are lots of waymarked walking and cycling trails for every taste and ability, from the leisurely to the more challenging. There is a playground for the kids with space to barbecue or picnic.

There are public facilities as well as a paid car park. For further information please visit the Forestry and Land website.

Read about the launch of the Top Up Tap in Mabie Forest on the Scottish Water website.


Winter Walks

With an abundance of walking trails, topping up from the tap in Mabie Forest couldn’t be easier. Embark on a 4.4-mile circular walk round a forest where Romans made charcoal and smelted iron, taking in the rich history and vibrant flora. As one of the world class 7stane mountain biking locations, routes are available for amateurs and daredevils alike. Only bike when it’s safe to do so, but why not try the 8k biking loop for beginners? Offering gentle slopes and stunning scenery, this route has something for everyone.

Tag us in your festive walks under #12TUTs for the chance to win some Scottish Water goodies, and remember only to walk when weather permits and stay vigilant in cold conditions: Water Safety – Scottish Water

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